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New York Wine & Culinary Center

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American, Wine Bar
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800 South Main Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424 (NYS Rte 332 & NYS Rte 5&20)
+1 585-394-7070
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 95
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice Portions

We ate at the restaurant because it was close to our hotel. The bistro was very pretty, with a great lake view. I had a Cuban Sandwich and it was delicious. I was surprised at how much food we received. Usually fancier restaurants are skimpy on portions, but there was so much we had some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
libroschica
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Akron, Ohio
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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213 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I was there for a private dinner and discovered they had private rooms for cooking demonstrations and wine tastings. The food was amazing and the service at the bar was phenomenal.

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Akron, Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We ate at the restaurant because it was close to our hotel. The bistro was very pretty, with a great lake view. I had a Cuban Sandwich and it was delicious. I was surprised at how much food we received. Usually fancier restaurants are skimpy on portions, but there was so much we had some leftovers. The wine was also... More 

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Clyde, New York, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

No vegan options on the menu BUT the chef spoke to us and made a dish. I told him "surprise me" and it was great! I suggest they take that dish and put it on the menu!

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ROCHESTER NY
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173 reviews 173 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

recent visit for family event ( wedding rehearsal dinner). From the warm and "we were expecting you! " greeting as we entered the doors, to the facility and decor, the service staff, the attention to detail, very elaborate cheese and veggie appetizer selection, bar staff enthusiasm, and dinner, ALL well done. Food was very well done, very generous buffet,,well presented.... More 

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Rochester, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I was a little nervous about what to expect with the food based on the reviews, but it was excellent. My husband and I both had a steak dish and each was delicious. In addition to a huge wine and beer list, they also have tasty custom made cocktails. The desert was also excellent and a perfect way to finish... More 

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Port Dover, Canada
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86 reviews 86 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We visited this great showcase for New York wine, beer, spirits and food. Everyone was very welcoming. Favourite part was the well stocked tasting room. Canandaigua and Finger Lakes are lucky to be home to this gem. Would love to come back and take a class.

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Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

First impression upon being seated...not so good. My bread plate was filthy dirty. The eggs Benedict I ordered made up for that however. The meal was fantastic. We chose this place because we like to eat fresh and local as much as possible. If they thoroughly cleaned their dinnerware, it'd be pretty close to perfect.

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jordynn_flx, Public Relations Manager at New York Wine & Culinary Center, responded to this review

We are very sorry to hear you had a less than excellent experience at the Upstairs Bistro. We strive to create the best possible dining experience for our guests and appreciate your feedback. Please feel free to reach out to our Upstairs Bistro Restaurant Manager or NYWCC General Manager if you'd like to discuss further. You can reach either of... More 

2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

a friend works in the tasting room, so I find it personally entertaining. Haven't tried the bistro yet, but I'm anxious to do so. I attended the Young Guns wine mixer and it was great - exceeded my expectations. I expected the event to be boring and uptight. The Leonard Bros. representatives were awesome

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Rochester, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We ate at the Bistro the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. We shared the fig and goat cheese pizza which was incredibly delicious. The salad wad also fresh and tasty. Our waiter was attentive and the ambiance was cozy. I would definitely eat here again!

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jordynn_flx, Public Relations Manager at New York Wine & Culinary Center, responded to this review

We are thrilled you enjoyed your visit to Upstairs Bistro! Thank you for sharing your feedback - we hope to see you again soon! More 

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Quick review from two visits: Service is good - physical plant is good - food is, at best, unexceptional - price is high and servings are small. Took friends for lunch and dinner in the past month. Both times, my vegetables were served cold and the food was not worth going back for. Yesterday's lunch cost $72 with tip for... More 

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jordynn_flx, Public Relations Manager at New York Wine & Culinary Center, responded to this review

We are very sorry to hear you had a less than excellent experience at the Upstairs Bistro. We strive to create the best possible dining experience for our guests and appreciate your feedback. Please feel free to reach out to our Upstairs Bistro Restaurant Manager or NYWCC General Manager if you'd like to discuss further. You can reach either of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 800 South Main Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424
    (NYS Rte 332 & NYS Rte 5&20)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Canandaigua
  • Phone Number: +1 585-394-7070

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?